10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds

 Crunchy pan-toasted 10-minute Chili Lime Almonds with hints of spicy chili and zesty lime – these are positively addictive! So quick, easy, and healthy too! 

10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds

Say hello to my new favorite anytime-of-day-or-night snack.

Oh hey there chili-lime almonds, how goes it??

Good. It goes so dang deliciously good.

10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds


These are so crazy-easy to make and so crazy-yummy to eat that I feel almost crazy-silly for not having made them 5.7 million minutes ago instead of just this week for the first time ever. I added that ’10-minutes’ part to the title because well, obviously they only require 10 minutes (duh Tiffany, saw that one comin’) and because I wanted you to know that they are so EASY & QUICK because if you’re anything like me when you’re in the mood for a snack you do not want to spend a lot of 1) time and 2) energy prepping said snack.

I mean, hello, you’re already hungry – let’s not prolong the misery yeah??

10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds

Tonight is the NCAA football championship and I will be trekking over to my parents house to watch it with my brothers, dad, and possibly a sister or two who occasionally like to yell boo at the refs and pretend that they know a little somethin’ somethin’ about what is happening on the field. (They don’t.)

This is like the prep round for the super bowl which is happening in a matter of weeks people, weeks. And you better believe that I’m already making my list of Tailgating Recipes To Make For ‘The Big Game’: 2015 Edition. 

Spinach artichoke dip – check. Honey chipotle chicken wings – check. Queso dip – check. Jalapeño popper chicken taquitos – check. 10-minute Chili-lime almonds – double check.

10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds

So here’s the rundown.

Step 1 – add nuts and oil to pan, sprinkle with chili powder and salt and toast for 5 minutes.

Step 2 – remove from heat, stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro and allow to cool.

Step 3 – devour.

What snacks are you making for The Big Game??

10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds

10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds

Crunchy pan-toasted almonds with hints of spicy chili and zesty lime - these are positively addictive! So quick, easy, and healthy too!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword almond, chili, lime
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Tiffany


  • 2 cups whole Diamond of California Almonds
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder (depending on how spicy you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Add almonds and oil to a medium pan. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes until fragrant and toasted.

  2. Remove the pan from heat, add lime juice and cilantro and stir. Transfer nuts to a plate or baking pan to cool. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.

I am working with my friends at Diamond of California Nuts to bring you this awesome post because I personally use and love their products!  

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Love these for a quick snack and the macro on the first photo is awesome!

I did it! Healthy and delicious!

    Aren’t they addicting?? So easy too! Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

What a terrific snack! Chili + lime is a great flavor for almonds 🙂

    So true – awesome flavor combo!! 🙂

The fact that I can make these all the time whenever I want is so incredibly dangerous. These would be so good mixed into a salad!

I love spiced nuts. They are always such a big hit. Nice to have another flavor combo to try,

I LOVE snacking on flavoured nuts.. this is definitely a recipe I need to make. The combination of chilli and lime sounds delicious!

Thank for your tips and thick.

Thanks you

Thanks for shared.

Will this work with sliced almonds?

    I haven’t tried it with sliced almonds but I think it would work fine. 🙂

I just followed this recipe but substituted lemon zest and thyme for the chili powder and lemon juice for the lime juice, delicious as was the chili lime!